Sulphur Butterfly - Coneflower
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Photographic artwork by Cindy Treger. Photographed near Lake Meade, East Berlin, PA. The Sulphur Butterfly, Pheobis sennae, is found throughout the entire eastern half of the U.S. and the southern part of the western U.S. They are considered yellow, but when yellow scales are wiped off their wings, a yellow-green layer of scales remain. You can identify the female by her larger spots on her underwings, the males spots are smaller. When they roost, they try to find a spot under leaves that is as close as possible to their own wing coloring so that they blend in.
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June 26th, 2016
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